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ANN: Central European History: Volume 48 / Issue 01 , March 2015

A new issue of Central European History has appeared!

Volume 48 / Issue 01, March 2015, pp. 1-147

The entire content of this issue is available FOR FREE for a limited time at journals.cambridge.org/CCC.

Abstracts in English and German will remain available for free.

Letter from the Editor

Articles

ANN: H-Net Announcements April 25 - May 1

ANN: From H-Net, April 24 – May 1  
 
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

This index comprises entries from H-Net's events database of interest
to H-German users.  It has been sorted by type of event, not by
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ANN: Announcments from H-Net, April 17-24

ANN: From H-Net, April 17 – April 24  
 
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

This index comprises entries from H-Net's events database of interest
to H-German users.  It has been sorted by type of event, not by
content field.  Users may print, post, or forward all or part of the
index, or click on individual items to view and use the entire entry
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CFP: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims

Call for papers: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims
20-22 November 2015, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati

The German Graduate Student Association of the University of Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on German Studies present the Twentieth Annual Focus Graduate Student Conference to be held 20–22 November, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati.

ANN: Reminder: New Books in German History and German Studies (May 2015)

On May 1 we will publish our next bulletin on new books in German History and German Studies. If you would like to announce the  publication of your book, please submit the following information to kira.thurman(at)h-german.org by April 30: the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional). Since this is a new feature of H-German, we are being somewhat flexible as to what constitutes a "new" book, but in general we want to publicize books published in the past twelve months.
Thank you,

ANN: H-Net Announcements April 10-13

ANN: From H-Net,  April 10 – April 17  
 
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

This index comprises entries from H-Net's events database of interest
to H-German users.  It has been sorted by type of event, not by
content field.  Users may print, post, or forward all or part of the
index, or click on individual items to view and use the entire entry
from the events site.  H-Net assumes no liability for the accuracy of
subsequent repostings of this material, so please check them carefully.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'


Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-German (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'


Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'


Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'


Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'


Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger
Reviewer: 
Margrit Frolich

Frolich on Loewy and Rauschenberger, '"Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975'


Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger. "Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975. Wissenschaftliche Reihe des Fritz Bauer Instituts Series. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011. 208 pp. EUR 24.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-593-39491-6.

Reviewed by Margrit Frolich (University of California San Diego)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

"Der Letzte der Ungerechten"

Author: 
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zachary Doleshal

Doleshal on Siegelbaum, 'The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc'


Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed. The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. vii + 242 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4991-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7738-6.

Reviewed by Zachary Doleshal (Sam Houston State University)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Ulrike Weckel
Reviewer: 
Steven R. Cerf

Cerf on Weckel, 'Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager'


Ulrike Weckel. Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. 672 pp. EUR 76.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-10113-4.

Reviewed by Steven R. Cerf (Bowdoin College)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Adam Kożuchowski
Reviewer: 
John Fahey

Fahey on Kożuchowski, 'The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe'


Adam Kożuchowski. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 232 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6265-6.

Reviewed by John Fahey (Purdue University)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Finding Meaning in Austria-Hungary’s Postmortem

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